Kangaroo no Tanjoubi

Baby Kangaroo's Birthday Surprise

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English: Baby Kangaroo's Birthday Surprise
Synonyms: Kangaroo no Tanjobi
Japanese: カンガルーの誕生日


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 1941
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Source: Original
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.321 (scored by 458458 users)
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Ranked: #107282
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Popularity: #11310
Members: 895
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A baby kangaroo's family and friends try to save him from a bad old wolf. Short film from 1940.


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Kumakawa, Masao
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Dec 22, 2020
lethargilistic (All reviews)
Cute short that's extremely influenced by the disney cartoon aesthetic. The first time you see the wolf, you see the Goofy influence in his snout. But, even more than, there is a part where he looks directly into the camera for a close-up and it's essentially identical to the Goofy title card image. The insert cards were written in katakana, like a telegram, which I am not used to reading, so I couldn't follow everything, but the story was pretty simple and I didn't mind. There are adequately cartoony flourishes here and here. From the outside, this doesn't seem to have anything to do with read more
Feb 24, 2021
AlanDSouza1 (All reviews)
This particular animated short was all kinds of disappointing. It felt like a blatant rip off of Disney shorts without an iota of imagination applied. The work is so soulless that they did not even attempt to synchronize a decent voice over. The VA is all over the place, the tone and cadence completely inappropriate for the scene. The characters seem like they've been retraced directly from Goofy. The wolf looked like a Hobo Goofy who'd grown a stubble beard. This is low effort content even for its time. Worth a watch? Not from me. Skip it and you don't lose a dime. There's read more

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